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English definition of “over the top”

over the top

(abbreviation OTT) UK informal
C2 too extreme and not suitable, or demanding too much attention or effort, especially in an uncontrolled way: I thought the decorations were way (= very) over the top. The speech was a bit OTT. He realized he'd gone over the top with the seating arrangements.Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
(Definition of over the top from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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